My youngest child was molested by a family member and just had a 2nd failed suicide attempt. I had her put in 72 hour hold and feel like I’ve failed as a parent. I feel very alone.
I am so sorry you have gone though that! I just want to say we are here for you!
Hello. Thank you for opening up about this. First. You are not a bad parent. You are a parent that loves your child and wants to help them and is worried.
I am so sorry your child is going through this.
We have a book called rewrite that is about suicide and self harm it will help you get the tool to help your child and help you understand how to help. We will even send it to you for free if you can not afford the book. We want to help you the best we can.
You are not alone in this. You are a good parent for wanting to help your child. My parents sent me to a depression Hospital when I was a freshmen in highschool not for suicide watch but to help me understand somethings and get a better picture on life. I loved them for it later in life. It may seem for your child this is unfair now but it will mean a lot to them down the road. I am proud of you. I love you and your child and family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Morgan Vincent Hochstetler
That must have been tough for your daughter to go through and for you to have to experience someone close betraying you by doing that to her. Just know that you’re not alone and we’re here to talk as well as help you out. Sending you lots of love, hugs, and good vibes!
Like I said, the fact that you saw that your Daughter needed help that you didn’t know how to provide and you got that help for them from Trained Professionals who can provide your Daughter with the Counselling, Treatment and Advice that they need…All of this illustrates more than ANYTHING just how much you love her. You are NOT a failure…You are PHENOMENAL!!
Definitely not a failure as a parent.
I had my best friend put on a 72 hour hold just earlier this year – I had to call the cops on her and she hated me for a short time after being admitted - but her hating me for a little bit was so much better than her being gone. She also got the help she needed, even if it was in a way she did not want it.
After her 72 hour hold she and her parents thanked me for caring enough to act - even if it were to affect our relationship.
I would never regret doing what I had to do, to possibly have saved a life.
I am so proud of you for doing what you needed to do - the human mind is extremely complex and every situation adds to and effects people differently - you never could have seen a situation like this arising, so please don’t blame yourself or see yourself as a failure.
I am sending so much love to you in your time of need. I am here for you if you need anything. <3